Girard Gibbs LLP is currently investigating potential da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuits for victims of the medical device manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. of Sunnyvale, CA.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, the da Vinci Surgical Robot is a platform designed to facilitate complex adult and pediatric surgery, using a minimally invasive approach.
According to Intuitive, more than 2,462 da Vinci Surgical Systems have been installed in over 1,936 hospitals throughout the world. It is estimated that over 200,000 da Vinci procedures are performed each year, and the most common da Vinci procedures are:
- Prostate removal
- Gastric bypasses
- Gall bladder removals
- Thyroid cancer surgeries
Recent lawsuits involving da Vinci Surgical Robots claim that patients have suffered severe and deadly injuries associated with use of the device. One da Vinci Robot lawsuit raises concerns about the device’s design, and others claim that doctors were not properly trained to use the robot. Some of the injuries linked to robotic surgery include:
- Tears and/or burns of the intestines
- Punctured blood vessels
- Punctured and/or cut ureters
- Severe bowel injuries
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence
- Excessive bleeding